Previously, bibliographic information had been entered by hand in interleaved copies of the printed catalogues as well as in the form of a card index containing well over 10,000 entries. The vast majority of the literature listed here concerns the medieval manuscripts held by the (HAB). During the project, this data was transferred to a database that can be accessed via the HAB’s website. The project team also linked the data with catalogue entries for the HAB manuscripts that were already available in the manuscript database Manuscripta Mediaevalia.

The database was originally compiled in its entirety using Allegro, the latest technology available at the time. Since 2010, new research literature has been documented in the form of keywords in the HAB’s online public access catalogue (OPAC). Most of the project data has now been entered into OPAC and can be retrieved there. The remainder of the entries have been transferred to the HAB’s manuscript database.

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)
Duration: 2005–2007
Project participant: Dr Christian Heitzmann (team member)